NÁJERA 17TH INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS OF THE MIDDLE AGES. Economic policies and strategies in the Medieval Atlantic City .

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Maritime History / Studies, Urban History / Studies, Economic History / Studies


International Meetings of the Middle Ages in Nájera have been proposed as an international congress in the field of study and dissemination of Medieval History since 2003. This NEIM 2020 edition will take place in an offsite virtual environment, due to COVID'19.

The theme for this year’s meetings is Economic policies and strategies in the Medieval Atlantic City. Atlantic city, arose in the Middle Ages, was based on a series of key factors -such as the geographical features, infrastructures and very dynamic societies-, but also because urban policies adopted, in those peripheral cities due to its geographical location, some common and different characteristics from the cities of the interior of the continent, whose economic policies and strategies we are proposing to analyze in this conference.

The International Meetings of the Middle Ages in Nájera invite you to send proposals (oral or poster presentation) on the following topics:

Axis 1: Intervention of the town council authorities in the port administration.

Axis 2: Navigation, shipbuilding and empowerment of merchant and war fleets.

Axis 3: Professional port associations.

Axis 4: Economic diplomacy: nations and consulates.

Axis 5: Regulation of port and maritime activity.

Axis 6: Policies and financial strategies.

Axis 7: Female entrepreneur.

Axis 8: The ports in the commercial and fiscal policy of the Crown.

Axis 9: Management of the maritime and coastal jurisdiction.

Axis 10: Maritime transport and port infrastructure support policies.


Historians, PhD researchers and Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research presentations or posters on topics related to Economic policies and strategies in the Medieval Atlantic city

Abstracts should be no more than 500 characters and should clearly state the purpose, thesis, sources, methodology, and principal findings of the paper to be presented. Successful proposals will be published in 2021. All abstracts and a short CV (250 words) should be submitted electronically to NEIM 2020 at: neim@unican.es

The deadline for submissions will be September 30th, 2020.

The scientific languages of the meetings are Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Italian.

All presentations will be made through a virtual platform WEBINAR.

The texts of the power points must be in English.

Each presentation may be a maximum of 20 minutes long

You will be informed on the acceptance of your presentation per mail no later than October 15th 2020.


Registration and attendance

This year’s virtual meeting provides the utmost flexibility for members to connect in ways never before possible, explore ideas, and actively learn in a new online environment. We invite you to join us.

Participants should send:  name and surname/s, email and the bank receipt to the secretariat by email: neim@unican.es

The deadline for registration  will be on November 28th, 2020.

Registration fees

  • Normal:  75 €
  • Reduced:   45 €  for undergraduate, master and PhD students.
  • Free:  0 €  for accepted presentations, unemployed, retired and residents in La Rioja.

Payment by bank transfer to:

Bank Account Number:  ES93 2038 7465 05 6000012392

Description: 17th International Meetings of the Middle Ages in Nájera 2020

Account Owner: Ayuntamiento de Nájera




Jesús Ángel Solórzano Telechea. University of Cantabria

Organizing Committee

María Álvarez Fernández, University of Oviedo

Iñaki Bazán Díaz, University of País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Inazio Conde Mendoza, University of Cantabria

Gilberto Fernández EscalanteUniversity of Cantabria

José Damián González Arce, University of Murcia

Jesús A. de Inés Serrano,  University of Cantabria

 Fernando Martín Pérez, University of Cantabria

Nena Vandeweerdt. University of Lovaina (KULeuven) / Universidad de Cantabria

Mário Paulo Martins Viana. Universidade dos Açores



Amélia Aguiar Andrade. Universidade Nova de Lisboa

María Asenjo González. Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Raphaela Averkorn. Universität Siegen

Iñaki Bazán Díaz. Universidad del País Vasco/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Michel Bochaca. Université de La Rochelle

Roman Czaja. Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu / University Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun

David Ditchburn. Trinity College Dublin

Ariel Guiance. CONICET-Universidad de Córdoba de Argentina

Jelle Haemers. Universiteit Leuven

Ricardo Izquierdo Benito. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Juan Francisco Jiménez Alcázar. Universidad de Murcia

Christian Liddy. University of Durham

Denis Menjot. Université de Lyon II

Germán Navarro Espinach. Universidad de Zaragoza

Giuliano Pinto. Universitá degli studi di Firenze

Sarah Rees Jones. University of York

Ana María Rivera Medina. Universidad Nacional a Distancia UNED

Teófilo F. Ruiz. University of California-Los Ángeles

Vicente Salvatierra Cuenca. Universidad de Jaén

Louis Sicking. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam / Universiteit Leiden

Urszula Sowina. Polska Akademia Nauk /Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology

Isabel del Val Valdivieso. Universidad de Valladolid

Hermínia Vilar. Universidade de Evora

Funding Institutions
Consejería de Educación y cultura de La Rioja
Ayuntamiento de Nájera
GOBPORT Resarch Group of University of Cantabria
Spanish Society of Medieval Studies
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación de España and FEDER
This international conference makes part of th e research project: “Politics, Institutions and Governance of Atlantic European townports in the Late Middle Ages: a transnational comparative analyses” (HAR2017-83801-P)
Contact Info: 

Secretariat: University of Cantabria. Dpt. Ciencias Históricas. Office 160. Av. de los Castros s/n. 39005.  Santander. (Cantabria) Spain

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